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gargle

Pronunciation: gar'gel

Definition:

  1. To rinse the fauces with fluid in the mouth through which expired breath is forced to produce a bubbling effect while the head is held far back. It is therapeutically ineffective.
  2. A medicated fluid used for gargling; a throat wash.

[O. Fr. fr. L. gurgulio, gullet, windpipe]

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